Variational Methods Applied to Problems of Diffusion and Reaction

Variational Methods Applied to Problems of Diffusion and Reaction

by William Strieder, R. Aris

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ISBN-13: 9783642656262
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 11/11/2011
Series: Springer Tracts in Natural Philosophy , #24
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1973
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.01(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Preliminaries.- 1.1. General Survey.- 1.2. Phenomenological Descriptions of Diffusion and Reaction..- 1.3. Correlation Functions for Random Suspensions…..- 1.4. Mean Free Path Statistics.- 1.5. Void Point-Surface Statistics.- 1.6. Variational Principles Applied to the Diffusion Equation...- 1.7. Notation.- 2. Diffusion Through a Porous Medium.- 2.1. Introduction.- 2.2. Diffusion Through an Isotropic Porous Medium…..- 2.3. Variational Formulation for De.- 2.4. Bounds on De for an Isotropic Suspension.- 2.5. Best Possible Bounds on De.- 2.6. Bounds on De for a Random Bed of Solid Spheres…..- 2.7. Knudsen Diffusion Through a Porous Medium.- 2.8. Variational Formulation for Knudsen Diffusion…..- 2.9. Upper Bounds on the Knudsen Permeability.- 3. Diffusion Limited Reaction.- 3.1. Introduction.- 3.2. Diffusion Limited Precipitation.- 3.3. The Spherical Cell Approximation.- 3.4. Variational Principle and Upper Bound on the Precipitation Rate.- 3.5. Diffusion Controlled Quenching.- 3.6. Upper Bound on ke.- 3.7. Lower Bound on ke.- 3.8. Random Quencher Particles.- 4. Heterogeneous Catalysis.- 4.1. Introduction.- 4.2. Variational Principles for Heterogeneous Catalysis: the Homogeneous Model.- 4.3. Application to First Order Kinetics in a Slab.- 4.4. Application to Langmuir-Hinshelwood Kinetics in a Slab..- 4.5. Effects of Pellet Shape on the Effectiveness Factor…..- 4.6. Variational Principles for Heterogeneous Catalysis: the Discrete Model.- 4.7. Application to Linear Kinetics in a Slab: Discrete Model.- 4.8. Analysis of Experimental Data.- 4.9. Non-monotonic Kinetics.- Notation.- Author Index.

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